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Leadership Quotes

Read inspirational quotes from some of the top business, leadership and management minds.


Shared by Clement Fernandes
"A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent."
- Douglas McCarther

Shared by Clement Fernandes
"Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish."
- Sam Walton

Shared by Clement Fernandes
"Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Shared by Clement Fernandes
"Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve."
- Toma Landry

Shared by Clement Fernandes
"A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd." James Crook Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people.
- Brian Tracy

Shared by Clement Fernandes
"The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it."
- Theodore Roosevelt

Shared by Clement Fernandes
"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
- Muriel Strode

Shared by Clement Fernandes
"All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership."
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Shared by Clement Fernandes
"A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be."
- Rosalynn Carter

Shared by Clement Fernandes
"A leader is best When people barely know he exists, When his work is done, his aim fulfilled, They will say: We did it ourselves."
- Lao-Tzu